On of the most significant landmarks in Singapore's human rights and free speech history occurred on Sunday, 22 August 2004, when newly sworn-in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced during his National Day Rally speech that all indoor talks could henceforth be held without the need to apply for a licence from the police. The same would hold for performances and exhibitions at Speakers' Corner, Hong Lim Park. The new rulings came into effect on 1 September 2004. The exemption from a Public Entertainment Licence for indoor talks paved the way for the organisation of IndigNation, Singapore's first LGBT pride month. Links: http://the-singapore-lgbt-encyclopaedia.wikia.com/wiki/PM_Lee_Hsien_Loong_allows_indoor_talks_to_be_held_without_a_police_licence,_22_August_2004
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On of the most significant milestones in Singapore's history of human rights, free speech and...